The only lighted, nighttime St. Patrick’s Day parade St. Patrick’s Day parade is returning to the City of Crown Point.
The Infamous Celebration and parade will begin at dusk on Thursday, March 17, in the downtown square. Food and retail vendors will be set up on the square from 3-9 p.m.
“The Crown Point community looks forward to the St. Patrick’s Day parade returning to the downtown square this year,” Crown Point Mayor David Uran said. “Every year, we look forward to hosting the parade to reengage the community, as well as excite residents and
visitors about spring.”
Uran, who started the parade when he took office in 2008, said the gathering usually draws thousands to Crown Point. The City of Crown Point also will host a drive-thru only Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Crown Point Fire Department, located at 126 N. East St.
The dinners will be prepared by True BBQ & Whiskey Bar this year and cost $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens; and $7 for children. The meal includes corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, bread, a dessert and a beverage. Meals will be available for day-of purchase only on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The City also is still accepting entries to its annual logo decorating and downtown window decorating contests.
Participants 17 and under are invited to design a new City of Crown Point logo with elements of St. Patrick’s Day, such as leprechauns, shamrocks and the color green. Entries must be hand-drawn and submitted by Tuesday, Feb. 22. Entries can be submitted in person at the PACE Department Office on the second floor of Bulldog Park or mailed to Bulldog Park, 183 S. West St., Crown Point, IN 46307. Winners will be announced during the
March City Council meeting.
Downtown businesses can sign up for the Downtown Window Decorating Contest through Friday, Feb. 25. Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 11, residents and visitors will be invited to vote on their favorite downtown business window display by visiting www.crownpoint.in.gov.
Winners will be announced during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
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